Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - West Sepik Province, 281 km west of Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, on Friday, 1 January 1971 at 07:58 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 1 Jan 1971 07:58:03 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.19°S / 141.183°E (West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea)
Nearby towns and cities:
168 km (104 mi) S of Vanimo (Sandaun) (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (108 mi) SW of Aitape (Sandaun) (pop: 5,550) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (117 mi) SSE of Abepura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 62,200) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) SSE of Jayapura (Papua, Indonesia) (pop: 134,900) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) N of Kiunga (North Fly, Western Province) (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NW of Tari (pop: 8,190) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) WSW of Wewak (East Sepik) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) NW of Mendi (Southern Highlands) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) WNW of Mt Hagen (Dei District, Western Highlands) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
883 km (549 mi) NW of Port Moresby (National Capital) (pop: 283,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||35 km||New Guinea, Papua New Guinea||USGS|
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